The Contractor

The Contractor (2007)

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Corrected entry: Emily is telling Dial how to get to a meeting place and she says that "it's a block past such and such," although British people don't use the word block to explain distance.

Correction: Not traditionally, no, but in recent decades we've started using it a lot more, particularly in the larger cities and among those who watch a lot of films. So it's not at all unfeasible.

Andrew Perry



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Firearm issues abound throughout the film. The British detectives (who all seem to be armed, rather than a low proportion of AFO (Authorised Firearms Officers) as in real life) are shown carrying Beretta pistols, even though the Metropolitan Police issue the Glock 17. The SFO (Specialist Firearms Operations) officers are shown carrying MP5 submachineguns, which is accurate, but fitted with cheap toy-shop lasers. Weapons handling is poor throughout, with chickenwing syndrome particularly prevalent. Weapons carriage also appears geared to look "cool" rather than realistic; shoulder holsters - which practically everyone wears in this film - are rarely used for concealed carry in reality.